Saturday, August 28, 2010

"The Deerslayer"

In Chapter 15, Cooper clearly and dramatically describes Hutter, Hurry, and Chingachook going off in search of Mingo scalps, and also portrays a touching scene in which Judith tells Deerslayer (now sometimes called Hawkeye) that she longs to live in a settlement, and Deerslayer responds by eloquently describing his love for the open forest. There's much fine imagery here, as well as many graceful sentences.

Painting by Tim Gagnon

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